Virgin Media unleashes its fastest ever broadband

22 March 2018

Virgin Media is offering a speed boost from today by launching broadband services of up to 350Mbps. The ultrafast connection, the UK’s fastest widely available broadband, will give data-hungry households added oomph and help them live at lightning speed.

Customers already taking VIVID 300 will be automatically transferred onto VIVID 350 at no extra cost. New customers can sign-up online at  

With a 350Mbps connection, files, films and games are unbelievably quick to stream and download:

  • Download a standard HD movie file (5GB) in around two minutes, compared to more than 16 minutes on the UK’s average local connection*
  • Download a 25GB console game in around 10 minutes, compared to nearly an hour and a half on the UK’s average local connection**

Launching an ultrafast 350Mbps service is the latest in Virgin Media’s programme of giving its customers access to the very best connected entertainment experience alongside the UK’s fastest widely available broadband.  Already this year it has offered its millions of TV customers a free upgrade to its latest 4K-ready V6 TV box.

> Anthony Vollmer, Executive Director for Connectivity at Virgin Media, said: We’ve always been proud of our network’s speed and for good reason. Our lines bring blazingly fast download speeds which are leagues ahead of those our customers could find elsewhere. We have been the speed leader since 2007: We intend to remain at the front of the pack.

Ever since Virgin Media launched in 2007, it has been delivering the UK’s fastest widely-available broadband to customers across the UK. Speeds have increased over 15x since the company was founded, with the latest 350Mbps service up to four times as fast as Sky and BT’s fastest widely available speeds.


Notes to Editors

*The average (median) UK national broadband speed is 44Mbps. Source: Ofcom, Connected Nations Report 2017, published 15 December 2017.

** Download speeds calculated using

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.

Our dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely-available broadband speeds to homes and businesses and we’re expanding this through our Project Lightning programme, which could extend our network to 17 million premises.

Our interactive Virgin TV service brings live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games to customers through a set-top box, as well as on-the-go through tablets and smartphones.

Virgin Mobile launched the world’s first virtual mobile network and offers fantastic value and innovative services with 4G connectivity. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.

Through Virgin Media Business we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest widely available broadband speeds and tailor-made services.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company. Liberty Global connects over 22 million customers through operations in 12 countries across Europe subscribing to more than 46 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. It also serves over 6 million mobile subscribers and offers WiFi service through 10 million access points across its footprint.

Press contacts

Luke Stallard, Virgin Media – 0333 000 2984,

Twitter: @VirginMediaCorp